Ex-CDC Chief Frieden: COVID vaccines won’t drive cases down for months, but may decrease death rates
The CDC has updated their guidance Thursday on the coronavirus vaccine administration stating that the first and second approved doses can be given up to six weeks apart. The agency published the changes amid a shortage in vaccine supply.
Teens feeling disconnected, hopeless due to COVID-19 raises alarm for parents, experts
News: The COVID-19 pandemic has left many teens and young Canadians feeling disconnected, hopeless and lacking motivation to navigate school and daily life — and this sentiment is causing concern for parents and experts alike.
60% of COVID-19 long-haulers say government is 'absolutely ignoring them,' Marketplace questionnaire finds
News/Canada: CBC Marketplace investigated access to care for COVID-19 long-haulers across Canada, finding that over 60 per cent aren't getting the medical support they need, 50 per cent say doctors didn’t believe them, and some are paying hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars out of pocket for treatments.
Canada is on the hunt for coronavirus variants — but may not be able to keep up with outbreaks
News/Health: Canada is on the hunt for highly contagious strains of the coronavirus, but experts say they could already be spreading across the country and we may not be able to keep up with surveillance as more outbreaks occur.
Blood thinners help patients with moderate COVID, clinical trials find
News/Health: Global clinical trials examining the potential of blood thinners to treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients have proven so successful that physicians should immediately start using them in standard care, some Canadian doctors say.
CDC says COVID-19 vaccine doses can be given 6 weeks apart, warns jabs are not interchangeable
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on coronavirus vaccine administration to state that the first and second doses of approved jabs can be given up to six weeks apart.
New coronavirus variant may be more deadly, but more evidence is needed, U.K.'s chief scientist says
News/Health: There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain
B.C. reveals age-based plan to complete vaccinations by September
News/Canada/British Columbia: B.C. plans to immunize 4.3 million British Columbians by September with a continued age-based approach, vaccinating the high-risk and most elderly populations by April before starting with younger adults in the summer.